Chocolate is my weakness. I can’t resist! But chocolate also makes me feel guilty, because chocolate’s best friends are sugar and fat.
But chocolate doesn’t need sugar and fat to be awesome. So let’s take away those best friends and let chocolate be awesome all by itself!
These amazing dark chocolate chip cookies are grain free and sugar free… A.K.A. GUILT FREE!!
Eat four of these babies in a moment of stress, or when your hangry (anger that strikes out of hunger), no problem. Instead of feeling horrible about your lack of self control you can feel fine knowing you just got a great dose of protein!
Do you kids constantly beg, plead, and act like they are being deprived if you don’t give them like 27 cookies every day? These dark chocolate chip cookies can solve that problem! (I still wouldn’t let them eat 27 of these but maybe 4 or 5?) I didn’t even feel any mom guilt the night I made these. My 18 month old daughter refused to eat supper but then got a hold (she recently got really good at climbing) of a cookie and devoured it. Cookies for supper? Ehh why not?
I baked these cookies on a BakeitFun baking mat. I’m new to the baking mat world. In my previous cookie experiences I would grease a cookie sheet using Vegetable Shortening. Bleh! That stuff is practically plastic. I have also used olive oil and coconut oil to grease cookie sheets. Those work okay at best and they bake onto your sheet making clean up time even more horrible.
So next in line of my “non-stick” adventures was parchment paper. Have you noticed more and more recipes calling for parchment paper or a baking mat instead of a greased cookie sheet? I have. I went out and bought parchment paper because it was cheaper than a baking mat. And I don’t think Walmart carries baking mats but they do carry parchment paper. The problem with parchment paper is that it runs out and you have to go buy more (thus debunking the ‘cheaper than a baking mat’ theory). And sometimes the edges get a little burnt... oh what’s that? That doesn’t happen to you? Yeah me neither… I was just saying that maybe it could… oh nevermind.
This was my first time using a baking mat and I loved it! It BY FAR worked so much better than parchment paper or a regular greased cookie sheet! There was NO, NONE, NADDA stuck or burnt on cookies to this mat. I removed the cookies from this mat with my hand!! (After they cooled of course). I didn’t even need a spatula! There were a few crumbs so I picked the mat up and shook it over the trash and then finished baking the remaining cookie batter on the mat. There was no burnt on chunks of cookie to the pan, like I’m so used to. After I was done cooking I simply wiped the mat down with a soapy sponge. No Scrubbing! Clean up was so easy.
Another awesome thing about this baking mat is the circles. It’s the little things, but I love that there is a guide on where to place your cookies. Because I always try to fit way to many cookies on a cookie sheet and then they all run together.
This mat is also BPA free!
You can buy this baking mat here: BakeitFun Non-Stick Silicone Baking MatAfter the balls of cookie dough were placed on the mat I used my hand to smash them down just a little bit before baking.
- 1 Egg
- 2 tbsp Honey
- 1 cup Peanut butter or almond butter or your favorite nut butter
- 1/4 cup Almond flour
- 1/4 cup Cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup Dark chocolate chips or your favorite allergy-friendly chocolate chips
- 2 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp Water
- Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl except for the chocolate chips. Mix well.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.
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